Hotels & Accommodation in the Westfjords
The best hotels & accommodation in the Westfjords
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Why stay in the Westfjords?
Staying in the Westfjords provides the perfect opportunity to explore the region's iconic attractions. From the awe-inspiring Dynjandi Waterfall and the majestic cliffs of Latrabjarg to the serene Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, there is no shortage of natural wonders to discover. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot puffins, Arctic foxes, and seals in their natural habitats, creating unforgettable memories.
Despite its remote location, the Westfjords offer a range of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. From cozy guesthouses and family-run hotels in charming fishing villages to farmhouse lodges, there is something for everyone. These accommodations often provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, allowing guests to connect with the local culture and traditions.
Whether you're a nature lover, an adventurer seeking solitude, or simply looking for a unique and authentic Icelandic experience, staying in the Westfjords provides an opportunity to create lasting memories and uncover the hidden gems of this enchanting region.
Frequently asked questions
What part of the Westfjords should I stay in?
For those seeking a more secluded and off-the-beaten-path experience, staying in smaller fishing villages such as Patreksfjordur, Bolungarvik, or Flateyri can offer a tranquil setting with scenic views and a glimpse into local life.
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What popular attractions are in the Westfjords?
The Dynjandi waterfall is within the Westfjords and is a must-visit attraction. With its cascading tiers and thunderous beauty, Dynjandi is considered one of Iceland's most breathtaking waterfalls.
Raudasandur Beach, the unique beach known for its red and golden sands, is located in the southern part of the Westfjords. It offers a tranquil setting, panoramic views, and the opportunity to spot seals in their natural habitat.
Located in the northernmost part of the Westfjords, the remote and untouched Hornstrandir Nature Reserve offers stunning landscapes, excellent hiking trails, and the chance to encounter wildlife such as Arctic foxes.
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is located south of the Westfjords, known for its diverse landscapes, including the iconic Snaefellsjokull volcano, dramatic cliffs, black sand beaches, and charming fishing villages. You can reach the peninsula with this 2.5-hour ferry ride to Stykkisholmur from the Westfjords.
What is there to do in the Westfjords?
You can explore the spectacular Westfjords from the sea with this amazing 2-hour kayaking tour in the Westfjords with a transfer from Isafjordur.
Take the exciting 2-hour whale-watching boat tour with transfer from Holmavik and see the wealth of marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle.
Set off on a cycling adventure with the scenic 2-hour biking tour, which starts in Isafjordur and explores the untouched nature of the Westfjords.
If you are into wildlife, you’ll be delighted with this exciting 10-hour Arctic fox watching tour in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve from Isafjordur.
What are some the amenities provided by accommodations in the Westfjords?
Hotel Laugarholl is a lovely, affordable hotel with a swimming pool and an adjacent hot tub, both of which are geothermally heated. The hotel has a beautiful restaurant with striking views of the surrounding nature.
The Fisherman Guesthouse Sudureyri features modern rooms and a top-rated restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy freshly caught local seafood. When the weather is mild, guests can relax on the furniture outside and soak up the area’s serene atmosphere.
Hotel Isafjordur Torg is a stylish accommodation ideally suited for couples and small groups seeking comfort and amenities. The hotel has a lovely restaurant that serves locally sourced food and provides a complimentary breakfast each morning.
Is it necessary to book accommodation in advance in the Westfjords?
What is the best way to get to the Westfjords?
Rental cars can be picked up at major airports in Iceland, such as Keflavik International Airport or Reykjavik Domestic Airport. From there, you can embark on a scenic drive to the Westfjords.
The main route to reach the Westfjords is Route 1 (Ring Road), which connects to Route 60 or Route 61, leading to the region. Be aware that some roads in the region may be gravel or require a 4x4 vehicle, especially in more remote areas.